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Signs That You Might Need a Root Canal


Posted on 1/24/2022 by Dr. Ahmed Matri
Signs That You Might Need a Root CanalMany people are afraid of getting root canal treatment, as they associate pain with the procedure. However, leaving your teeth untreated will result in even more pain and complications further down the line. The good news is that you can notice the signs that you might need a root canal treatment from an experienced endodontist. It's imperative that you can notice these signs, so you can act fast and get the treatment you need before the condition worsens.

Spontaneous Pain


If you have a tooth that spontaneously starts to hurt significantly, it is a clear sign that the nerve inside the tooth has been damaged, and you will require root canal treatment. The pain may not be as severe, but if you regularly feel pain in your tooth, it is time you visited an endodontist to get it checked.

Pimples on Your Gum


These pimples can feel disgusting, and you don't want to experience them ever. If you notice boils or pimples on your gums, they might be pointing to an underlying infection. The pimples may vary in size and may disappear sometimes, but you shouldn't take them lightly.

Darkened Coloring of Your Tooth


If you notice that one of your teeth has discolored or become darkened in any way, it could be a sign of nerve damage or infection in your teeth. You want to get this looked at immediately and visit a dentist or an endodontist when you notice your teeth' discoloration.

Painful Chewing


Another symptom that you require root canal treatment would be when you experience painful chewing whenever you eat food. It could be a sign of a cavity or an infection in your teeth that needs to be looked at by your dentist immediately.

If you want to learn more about the signs that you might need a root canal, get in touch with Oak Endodontics & Implant Dentistry to schedule an appointment by calling at (703) 272-4389 today.

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